What to Avoid if You Get Migraines

Migraine headaches can be terrible. The pain, vision problems (including aura), nausea, etc. can be debilitating; especially if they stick around for hours or even days. Migraines affect about 15% of adults, so they’re fairly common. And, while the exact cause is not known, there are lots of known triggers. Many foods and drinks are…

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How to Make Homemade Sports Drinks

Sports drinks are the savior of the exerciser. They replenish necessary fluids and help to reset your electrolyte levels, too. Hydration is important, because so much of the body is water—almost 80 percent of your muscles, for example, and even over 30 percent of your bones. Of course, everyone’s water needs are different, based on…

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4 Strategies For Developing An Appreciation For Exercise

Do you truly enjoy exercising? Or does it seem more like a chore? If the thought of putting your body through strenuous drills is keeping you from working out, then it’s time to switch things up. With some willpower and focus, you can jumpstart your new relationship with exercise today! Exercise is a necessity in…

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Water – How Much Do I Really Need to Drink?

Water is essential for life. You can only survive a few days without it. And being hydrated is essential for health. I could argue that water is the most essential nutrient of them all. Water is needed for every cell and function in your body. Water is a huge part of your blood; it cushions…

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Turmeric – Is it Really a Miracle Spice?

Turmeric is a rhizome that grows under the ground like ginger. It has a rich, bright orange color and is used in many foods. Originally used in Southeast Asia, it’s a vital component for traditional curries. You can find dried powdered turmeric in the spice aisle of just about any grocery store. Sometimes they carry…

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Top 5 Weight Loss Lifestyle Tips

One of the biggest issues people have when trying to lose weight is their lifestyle. They’re fully prepared to eat the right foods and do the appropriate exercises but then life gets in the way and throws all their hard work out of the window. The good news is that with a little planning and…

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Protein – How Much is Enough?

Protein is not just for great skin, hair, and nails; it’s critical for health. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to repair damage, digest food, fight infections, build muscle and bone, create hormones, and even think and have good moods. Higher protein diets can help fight high blood pressure, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Not to mention…

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The Portion Control Solution for Dieters Who’ve Tried It All

Restaurants and grocery stores are dishing up bigger portions today. That’s one reason why you may be eating more than you realize if you’re looking up single servings on standard calorie charts. In fact, those super-sized muffins and burgers are encouraging you to eat more. Studies show that we tend to help ourselves to extra…

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Top 5 Protein Myths That Hurt Your Diet

You know that you need protein to have a healthy diet and body. However, there are some myths about protein that can confuse you and lead you down the wrong path. Not everything you hear about protein is true. Protein is an essential nutrient for your entire body. Beware of falling for these protein myths:…

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Need a Mood Boost? Eat This.

No question that what you eat can affect how you feel, right? Mental health and brain health are complex. So are the foods we eat, and the ways our bodies interact with those foods.  While, we don’t know the exact mechanisms how food and nutrition help, we know a few ways food impacts our moods.…

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